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Layover in Munich

by /bio/europetravelerjenn »

Remember that your 20 hours actually gets reduced tremendously when you figure in the time it takes upon your arrival into the airport: depending on where you arrive from, you may have to go through passport control/customs.  Also, remember to check to see if your luggage (if you check) would continue through to your next destination or if you will have to claim it. You may need to check with the airline on that.  Claiming baggage takes time as well.  Figure about 90-120 minutes for this process.

Plus, consider the time it takes to return to the airport from the city, depending on your next destination, you may have to arrive 1-4 hours early, plus enter through security. 

Also, depending on the service you take, your travel time into the city can take time as well, approximately 45-60 minutes (one way).  Here is the MUC's website for your options for public transport to (from) airport:  http://www.munich-airport.de/en/consumer/anab/index.jsp

Adding all of these factors, your what-was 20 hours doesn't leave for much time to see the city.  You won't really have time to "see the sights" so to speak, but you may be able to take walks around Marienplatz (City Center) or other nearby areas.

A 20 hour layover would not be fun.  Be extremely cognizant of your time limitations should you decide to do so.  Myself, I would be too scared that something would happen, so I would probably opt for a hotel room at the airport hotel.

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mgdigger

RE: Layover in Munich

by mgdigger »

Have 20 hour layover in Munich next Mar. What is the best way see the city in that time allowance

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yostwl

RE: Layover in Munich

by yostwl »

I'd just get onto the train to the city center and just stroll around--there are plenty of sights listed in the guidebooks and travel websites to fill the 15 or so hours you could have in the city.

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RE: Layover in Munich

by /bio/heavyb »

A lot depends on the timing, i.e., what time of day your 20 hour layover will commence but I would be inclined to do something like the following:

Make you way to the central train station and check into an inexpensive place like a hostel (where you can store your bags, clean up and even take a snooze but not an expensive one) - Wombat's is quite nice - and then see some of Munich.  There are many fine museums within an easy u-bahn or bus ride. You can even walk to the magnificent Alte Pinakothek.  It is not so large as to be overwhelming in a single visit.  You could make your way to the Englischer Garden and have a beer (I would have several) and dinner at the Chinesischer Turn or perhaps even better at the Augustiner-Keller that is easily reachable from the train station.  I could have a lot of fun in Munich in 20 hours (actually quite a bit less as pointed out above) and so can you.  Do your research and go with confidence.  If you decide you don't want to book a room you can store your bags as the station (self-service lockers).

 

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RE: Layover in Munich

by /bio/heavyb »

. . . now that I noticed that you will traveling in March the outdoor biergardens are unlikely to be open, but there are plenty of indoor places to enjoy.  If you do happen to luck into nice weather they put the umbrellas and tables out in Munich as soon as they possibly can.

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